Disabled seniors resort to bake sale for support
Seniors contingent brings bake sale to office of Supervisor Jake
including, from left, Dong Kim, Mel Beetle, and Vera Hail.
By Pat Murphy
February 22, 2006
Disabled senior citizens hawked homemade cookies and a great
big apple pie outside City Hall today to cast their City support
a piteous pittance.
They plan to deliver the few dollar bills raised to the Finance
Committee at its next meeting as incentive for increase homed
"We're having a bake sale because we're trying to generate
money that we haven't been able to get for seniors and people
who are disabled," Merrill Roberts explained to Supervisor
Merrill, who serves as information director of the Independent
Living Resource Center of San Francisco, led an entourage to Finance
Committee member offices.
"The Health Commission approved setting up a Community Living
Fund but they didn't approve putting any money in it," related
"We we're hoping the Supervisors will find a way to put
money into it."
She estimated funding request at $1.2 million.
"So what would this money buy?" McGoldrick asked.
McGoldrick interrupts meeting with German Consul General Rolf
E. Schutte, left, and German Bundestag members Gisela Piltz and
to meet with senior advocates.
"Well it would help people to get into housing that's accessible
for them, the first and last month rent, and the security deposit,
and for extra in-home support services for people who can't get
enough (service) hours," Hail said.